amniorrhexis


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amniorrhexis

[¦am·nē·ō′rek·səs]
(medicine)
Rupture of the amnion.
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3,4,5,6] For these women, the prognosis for an uneventful peripartum course remains excellent, and the premature amniorrhexis can be considered a physiologic, rather than a pathologic event.
50 Gestational age>280 days 24 (24%) Labor pain on admission 52 (52%) Amniorrhexis on admission 52 (52%) Bishop score at misoprostol 4.
The maternal variables analyzed included premature amniorrhexis (>18 h), pregnancy-related arterial hypertension, and prenatal use of steroids (any dose).
Several studies found that the majority of women managed expectantly began spontaneous labor within 24 to 48 hours following prelabor amniorrhexis.